WSOP 2013 raised $1.3 Million for Charity

August 14, 2013 in 2013 WSOP news, Poker News

WSOP 2013 raised $1.3 Million for CharityThe WSOP 2013 raised $1.3 Million for charity with the two events that were hosted this year for One Drop Foundation.

The One Drop High Rollers Event #47 and the Little for One Drop Event #58 generated a total amount of $1,081,194. Event #47 generated $553,278 from 166 players that entered and Event #58 generated the amount of $528,662. In addition to the $246,012 that was generated from the “All In for One Drop Campaign” where players gave a percentage of their winnings to the foundation, the total amount was about $1.3 million.

In the past two years that WSOP and One Drop partner up, about $7 million has been raised from the poker community and that number will keep on rising as the $1 million buy-in Big One for ONE DROP will be back in the WSOP 2014 in Las Vegas.

Mitch Garber, CEO of Caesars Interactive Entertainment thanks the poker community. “We continue to be extremely proud of the poker community’s generosity and enthusiasm. The marriage of prestigious events and philanthropy has generated nearly seven million dollars in WSOP donations to ONE DROP in less than two years – a remarkable achievement.”

Cirque du Soleil founder and One Drop Chairman Guy Laliberte said that both partners created history once again. “The marriage of prestigious events and philanthropy has generated nearly seven million dollars in WSOP donations to ONE DROP in less than two years – a remarkable achievement.”

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